The U.S. and Poland are forging an increasingly close national security and military relationship. Poland is the keystone of NATO’s eastern flank defense. This is why the Pentagon has deployed forces and supplies there. It is also why Washington has been willing to sell Poland top-of-the-line equipment such as the Abrams M1, the main battle tank for the U.S. Army. In the interest of furthering interoperability between the U.S. and Polish militaries, improving the strategic readiness of NATO forces, and enhancing the West’s defense industrial capacity, the two countries should take the next step of setting up an industrial facility in Poland to enable the assembly of the Abrams tanks purchased by Warsaw. This could also lead to further sales of the Abrams to Poland and other Eastern European countries as well as create an expanded international industrial base to support U.S. and Allied forces. I have written more about this here.
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